A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, off the coast of Central America kilometers (0 miles) from Central America. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 30/01/21 / 2021-01-30 05:35:28 / January 30, 2021 @ 5:35 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -88.0212 West, latitude 12.7207 North, depth = 68.47 km. The 5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 05:35:28 / 5:35 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us6000dd68. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000dd68. The epicenter was at a depth of 68.47 km (43 miles).
Epicenter of the event was 87 km (54 miles) from San Miguel (c. 161 900 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Chinandega (c. 126 400 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from El Viejo (c. 53 500 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Usulután (c. 51 900 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from La Unión (c. 26 800 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from San Lorenzo (c. 22 300 pop), 96 km (59 miles) from Corinto (c. 19 200 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Honduras (c. 7 989 000 pop), Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop), El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Berlín, Santa Rosa de Lima, San Lorenzo (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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